Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4468

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Non-native: Japan

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Waif(s)

Look for it in suburban woodlands, lawns; commonly planted as an ornamental, rarely naturalizing, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Deciduous
2-pinnate to 3-pinnate

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes short-creeping to ascending

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Polypodiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Anisocampium niponicum   FAMILY Athyriaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of China
Anisocampium niponicum

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Athyrium niponicum

 

COMMON NAME:
Japanese Painted Fern


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image of Anisocampium niponicum, Japanese Painted Fern

JK Marlow    jkm210909_3614

September    Greenville County    SC

Falls Park

image of Anisocampium niponicum, Japanese Painted Fern

JK Marlow    jkm210909_3618

September    Greenville County    SC

Falls Park

image of Anisocampium niponicum, Japanese Painted Fern

JK Marlow    jkm210909_3622

September    Greenville County    SC

Falls Park

This common suburban ornamental (forma picta) spreads locally from plantings;...

image of Anisocampium niponicum, Japanese Painted Fern

JK Marlow    jkm210909_3623

September    Greenville County    SC

Falls Park

...it seems only a matter of time before it begins to naturalize more widely, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Anisocampium niponicum, Japanese Painted Fern

JK Marlow    jkm210909_3625

September    Greenville County    SC

Falls Park

Sori oblong, hooked, J-shaped or horseshoe-shaped, 8-24 per ultimate segment, per Flora of China.

image of Anisocampium niponicum, Japanese Painted Fern

JK Marlow    jkm210909_3626

September    Greenville County    SC

Falls Park

Rachis & costae on abaxial surface pale purplish red, w sparse small scales, per Flora of China.

image of Anisocampium niponicum, Japanese Painted Fern

JK Marlow    jkm210909_3627

September    Greenville County    SC

Falls Park

Stipe with sparse small scales; scales pale brown, lanceolate, entire, per Flora of China.

image of Anisocampium niponicum, Japanese Painted Fern

JK Marlow    jkm210909_3629

September    Greenville County    SC

Falls Park

Leaves variegated, silvery gray and gray-green, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Anisocampium niponicum, Japanese Painted Fern

JK Marlow    jkm210909_3630

September    Greenville County    SC

Falls Park

Stipe grooved adaxially, groove open to rachis groove, per Flora of China.